The Lüderitz Speed Challenge 2009 will be getting underway in less than two week and it's going to be awesome! Throughout the month of November kiteboarders will be attempting to break world speed sailing records in Lüderitz, Namibia. Last year three competitors broke the 50 knot barrier. This year we're trying to break 100kph.
Most of the top riders from last year are back (Alex Caizergues, Catman, Rob Douglas, Sjoukje Bredenkamp), along with a many new faces.
We will be posting news updates and pictures on our website www.luderitz-speed.com <http://www.luderitz-speed.com>. You can also join our Facebook group Luderitz Speed Challenge 2009 <http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group ... 212&ref=nf> or catch up with us on Twitter at luderitzspeed <http://twitter.com/luderitzspeed>. For more info drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year it will be kitesurfers competing, the windsurfers did not find the speed strip that suitable in 2008 — but there is a very promising area in the big bay which will be tested, so windsurfing fans, stay tuned.
Hope to see you online — or there in Luderitz!